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Three Stores Lincoln,
Your mother's mother knew the value of
fresh roasted coffee. She bought her coffee
green and roasted it herself in the oven at
home once or twice a week, as she needed it.
That is the reason she made such good
coffee. Were she alive to-day she would
certainly buy her coffee of
N. E. Cor. lOlh and P Sis.
where they roast coffee fresh every hour in
the day. You will really be surprised
at what good coffee you can get
For 15c, 20c, 25c, 30s or 35 c
The Grand Grocery Co.
N. E. Cor. I0t!i and P Sts.
THE LORDS RESIST.
The British house of Lords resuses
to adopt the budget prepared by
Lloyd-George. The lords gathered In
unheard of numbers to defeat the
budget because it proposed to make
the wealthy aristocracy of Great
Britain bear its due proportion of the
burdens of taxation. We'd seize upon
this fact to rip the tar out of the
Fitting men better
with better clothes and bet
ter values, is what we try to
do, and a large portion of the
men say we do it, and they
say it enthusiastically.
are now known and referred
to as the STANDARD by
which others are measured, a
fact for which there is a rea
son, and you will know the
reason if you once put them
to the test.
Try one of the New
Grays, $15 and up
Genuine Cravenette Values,
$12.50 to $25
Aurora, Red Oak
Now, $ 1
frazzled-out scions of an effete nobil
ity were it not that we feel impelled
to save up all our invections for our
own House of Lords, which we demo
cratically call the United States sen
ate. When it comes to playing into
the hands of the few and making the
many pay the expenses, the United
States Senate has got , the British
House of Lords skinned a mile.
PUNISH THE GUILTY.
Some One Is Responsible for the
Cherry Mine Disaster.
Somebody is responsible for the
awful horror at Cherry, 111. And it
behooves the authorities to fix that
responsibility and punish the guilty
party or parties.
The laws of Illinois provide that
each coal mine shall have two
exits. Did the mine at Cherry have
them? Careful reading of the press
reports of that disaster fail to throw
any light on that point save for the
interview with one of the mine super
intendents, who averred that no one
could live in the mine because access
to the exit not exits was shut off.
If there had been two exits from the
mine the imprisoned miners could
have worked away from the awful
damp. If that Cherry mine had but
one exit, then the owners of that
mine are guilty of the murder of the
hundreds of men who lost their lives
in that disaster. And as murderers
they should be punished, just the
same as the man convicted of deliber
ately killing a neighbor for gain.
It is not to the credit of our insti
tutions that we kill more miners per
thousand per month than Great
Britain kills in a year. Our record
of slaughter on railroads is awful to
contemplate. We kill and wound a
thousand where Europe kills or
maims one. Some one is to blame
for all this, and it is high time re
sponsibility be fixed and the guilty
Rev. Charles Stelzle Tells of Resolu
tion Adopted at Toronto.
The question of the relation of the
church to labor was discussed at vari
ous times during the Toronto conven
tion. Most conspicuous, however, and
most far-reaching was the resolution
introduced by Delegate Prank Morri
son of the International Typographical
Union, and which was unanimously
adopted by the convention. If this
resolution is made operative, it will
result in better things for both the
church and labor. The resolution
reads as follows:
"Whereas, The churches and the
clergy are taking a growing interest
in the study of the labor' movement;
"Whereas, Many of the ministers of
the various denominations are indicat
ing that interest. In part, by a public
discussion in their pulpits of the prob
lems of the toilers; and
"Whereas, It would be an advantage
to both church and labor to select a
special day upon which the attention
of all classes may- be concentrated
upon the questions which concern the
toilers; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Sunday before
Labor Day in September be officially
designated by the American Federa
tion of Labor as 'Labor Sunday,' and
that the churches of America be re
quested to devote some part of this
day to a presentation of the labor
question; and be it further
"Resolved, That the various central
and local labor bodies-be requested to
co-operate in every legitimate way
with the ministers who thus observe
Labor Sunday, seeking, with them, to
secure as large an audience of work
ingmen and otheils as possible."
Association to Promote It Holds Con
vention in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Woman Equal Suf
frage Association recently closed its
twenty-ninth annual convention in
Lincoln. The attendance was larger
than usual and there were evidences
in plenty that sentiment in favor, of
according women equal justice as well
as equal suffrage the one depending
upon the other is growing. The
association adopted resolutions thank
ing the press for liberal space, and
outlining the campaigns for the
Equal suffrage is a cardinal prin
ciple of trades unionism. It is incor
porated in the declaration of prin
ciples of the American Federation of
Labor, and -has been endorsed by the
Nebraska" Federation of Labor and in
corporated in its constitution. Trades
unions favor equal suffrage as an
economic measure, and the Nebraska
Woman Suffrage Association may rest
assured of the hearty support of the
organized workingmen of this state.
Meets in Regular Session Next Sunday
Afternoon, Fraternity Hall,
Lincoln Typographical Union meets
in regular monthly session at Fra
ternity hall Sunday afternoon. Con
siderable business of importance is
on the calendar, among other things
being the matter of electing a dele
gate or delegates to the State Federa
tion of Labor meeting at South Oma
ha on January 4. The matter of ar
ranging to hold future meetings in the
Labor Temple will also come up for
Secretary Hebbard has a task before
him. It is up to him to get the union
pedigree of every member so that In
future every card may bear the identi
fication number of the owner. The
executive council is going to number
us so that In future it can keep proper
tab on us and fix us all out for the old
In the November Journal the execu
tive council declares that the Los An
geles printers who filed charges
against the council because of its
management of the Los Angeles situa
tion, "gave aid and encouragement to
the unfair employers of that city."
Gosh! Shelby Smith was fired out of
tthe Toronto convention for paying that
very thing about the executive coun
cil. But Shelby Smith -was only hu
man, and therefore liable to err.
Captured After a Lively Chase by G. A.
Walker and Friend.
G. A. Walker had an experience a
few nights ago. After he had retired
a noise was heard at the rear of the
house and investigation disclosed that
some one had been in the cellar.
Walker and a friend who was visiting
at the house gave chase and captured
three youths who proved to be the
guilty parties. The prisoners were
marched back to the Walker home and
held until the patrol wagon arrived
and took them to the city jail.
It is thought that the youths were
in search of something to cool their
parched throats, and thought that
"Allje" might have stored some away
when he quit tending bar. So far as
known, nothing was taken. But it was
an exciting chase while it lasted and
led the pursuing parties up several
THE DEPOT LOOP.
Why Not Compel All Cars to Regu
larly Run Around It?
Is there any reason wny every
street car, with the possible excep
tion of the old "White Line" cars
should not be compelled to run
around the depot loop? A large per
centage of the people arriving in Lin
coln arrive over the Burlington, and
the greater proportion of them are
compelled to transfer from the cars
that pass the depot. It might incon
venience the company a little to run
all cars around the loop, and it might
also cost some money to properly ar
range it. But the public would be
greatly convenienced. By connecting
at Tenth and Q streets a single block
of new track would suffice to permit
every car save the old "White Line"
system's to pass the depot, and by
adding a few extra cars no diminu
tion of service would be necessary.
While the city council is consider
ing the proposed agreement with the
Traction company this matter might
well ,be given consideration. The
Traction company owes the city a
whole lot more than this convenience.
TRAINMEN WANT INCREASE.
Ask that Railroads Pay Wages in
Keeping With Increased Expense.
The railway organizations have
asked for an increased rate of wages,
the demands ranging from 15 to 25
per cent. - No time has been set for a
definite answer, but the matter is be
ing vigorously pushed. The firemen
seem to be taking the lead in the
matter, and others are apparently
wafting for the outcome.
The request for an increased wage
lis backed up by figures showing that
since the last increase was granted,
the cost of living has increased fully
25 per cent. ,The statistics of living
expenses recently published in The
Wageworker are being quoted to sub
stantiate the claim. Fully 50,000 rail
road men west of the Missouri river
are interested in the outcome.
O, THANKS, AWFULLY!
This Makes Us Blush Every Time We
Read It Over.
Raymond G. Stewart, of the Cedar
Rapids, la., Tribune, who attended the
Toronto convention, but was denied a
seat as delegate, wrote this for his
"It consumed twenty-seven hours of
what we have left of it to get this far
from home and begin the new chap
ter of 'insurging' abroad. From the
jump we had most pleasant company
and able and experienced tutors. In
Chicago that which left Cedar Rapids
was fortunate enough to meet Fitz
gerald, Electrical Worker of Des
Moines, Editor "Kid" Fear of Joplin,
Mo., the 'gentleman from Scott' Mr.
Boettger of Davenport, and greater
and mightier than all of these, 'Bill'
Maupiu, editor of the Lincoln Wage
worker, for nine years associate edi
tor of Bryan's Commoner, now state
labor commissioner for Nebraska, and
with a dozen or so other highly orna
mental and useful titles in addition.
Will has insurged ag'in several I. T.
U. administrations, more or less suc
cessfully, and has had vast experi
ence in issuing insurrection proclama
tions in this and foreign climes. Given
a Smith-Premier and a half-hour's
warning and 'Bill' will furnish plain
and fancy insurrections to order. But
seriously, he is the greatest and most
resourceful of all we have met in the
ranks of those who are endeavoring to
get a square deal."
APPEAL IS GRANTED.
Federation Officials Will Not Have to
Go to Jail Yet.
On November 30 the District of
Columbit Court of Appeals granted the
appeal of Gompers, Mitchell and Mor
rison to the supreme court of the
United States. This has the effect of
Indefinitely staying the mandate to
prison. It will be months before the
case is reached by the supreme court,
and in the meanwhile you don't have
to buy a Buck stove or range unless
you feel compelled to patronize a firm
that is unfair to organized labor.
SMITH WON OUT.
Well, they can't always beat a
trades unionist who is running for of
fice. Now and then one pulls in under
the wire a winner, and S. D. Smith of
Havelock is one of the number.
"Doug" was democratic candidate for
assessor in Havelock precinct, al
though he neither sought nor wanted
the office. But his friends knew he
would make a good one, so they
drafted him. "Doug" ran like a prairie
fire and won out by a satisfactory ma
jority. We congratulate the people of
Havelock more than we do "Doug"
The Ludlow Manufacturing company
of Springfield, Mass., has a strike on
its. hands. The first of the week it
began evicting the strikers from its
tenement houses, and despite the driv
ing storms of sleet and rain, the fami
lies of the strikers, children and
women, were forced into the streets
and their household goods thrown in
the gutter. Massachusetts is the state
settled by the Puritans.
ALABAMA GOES , "WBT."
Alabama, voted on a constitutional
prohibition amendment last Monday
and defeated it by about 25,000 ma
jority. Only six counties out of sixty
five gave a prohibition majority. The
fight was most exciting in Birming
ham, where the "wet" majority was
upwards of 1,000. Mobile, Selma,
Montgomery and other large towns
gave heavy majorities against 'prohibi
tion. UNION MADE HOUSE.
John Moore, the genial printerman
who presides over the Star "Ad Alley,"
has just completed a new home, all
modern and up-to-date. It has the dis
tinction of being" "union' made" from
cellar to ridgepole, and Mr. and Mrs.
Moore are quite certain that this fact
will add much to their enjoyment of
the new home when they have be
come settled therein.
STANDARD OIL DISSOLUTION.
The Linotype Operator Tells How the
Great Deed Was Done.
"I see," said the machinist's helper,
when the force had assembled in the
washroom of the newspaper office to
perform their matutinal ablutions be
fore speeding homeward, "that the
court has bu'sted the Standard Oil
trust. I knew they'd get it. It just
; "Y-e-s," drawled the linotype oper
ator. "They've bu'sted it all right.
Something like young Smith got a
new overcoat." i
"How's that?" inquired the helper.
"Why, Smith got a job as a travel
ing salesman. On his first trip he
met another drummer for the same
house, who had years of experience.
The elder man was wearing an ele
gant overcoat, which the younger one
" 'What did you pay for that over
coat?' he inquired.
" 'It cost $75,' replied the other;
'but I didn't pay anything for it.'
" 'Why, ho.w' that?' ejaculated the
young man in open-mouthed wonder.
" 'The house paid for it.'
" 'Why, I just had it made and put
it in my expense account.'
" 'You gave me a bum steer,' com
plained the young drummer when he
met the other on the next trip.
" 'What's the matter now?' asked
" 'Why, I went and ordered a $75
overcoat and put it in my expense ac
count, as you told me to, and the old
man cut it out.'
" 'Oh, well, you didn't do it right.
You must not put it down as an over
coat. You should add a little to each
item until you have absorbed the full
"When the young fellow presented
his next trip account to the head of
the house he perused it carefully and
"'Ah! that's something like it. No
overcoat there, eh?'
"'Oh, it's there all right,' blurted
out the young drummer, 'but you
don't see it.'" J. J. Dirks.
. Tell the merchant you saw his ad In
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We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. , Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS .
lao So. Ilth St.
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sooths the irritated membrane and
stops the tickling.
It is an ideal preparation for chil
dren, as it contains no harmful ano
dynes or narcotics.
25c per bottle.
12th and O streets.
Herpolsfyeimer 9 s
BEST 25c MEALS
IN THE CITY
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Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m.
Office 2118 O St. Both Phone.
Photographer 1127 O Street :
is making a Special low price on Photos this
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